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Faith, Fraud, & Minimum Wage -- Casey, a rebellious teenage girl, discovers the true nature of miracles when her father Donald, haunted by the aftermath of a family tragedy, believes her holiday-season hoax is a special sign to him.
Faith, Fraud, & Minimum Wage -- A rebellious teenage girl discovers the true nature of miracles when her father begins to believe her holiday-season hoax is a special sign to him.


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1 November 2011 (USA) See more »
A rebellious teenage girl wrestles with the true nature of miracles when her father begins to believe in a religious hoax which she has secretly created. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Callum Keith Rennie ... Donald McMullen

Martha MacIsaac ... Casey McMullen

Ricky Mabe ... Jansen Block
Don Allison ... Uncle Bob

Andrew Bush ... Father JJ Kirby
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matthew Amyotte ... Stu

Claudia Besso ... Female Reporter

Cory Bowles ... Charles
Cameron Davidson ... Harold
Francine Deschepper ... Mim Masters
Tara Doyle ... Liz

Richard Dumont ... Local DJ (as Richard M. Dumont)
Sarah English ... Tanya Parr
Brian Heighton ... Brad
Martha Irving ... Pearl

Kate Lavender ... Meg McMullen

Gary Levert ... Tow Truck Driver
Pam Lutz ... Joan
Rhonda McLean ... Sharon Ryan

Joanne Miller ... Family Wife
Scott Owen ... Silas
Zoe Pace ... Daughter
Mary Alvena Poole ... Sweet Old Granny (as Alvena Poole)
Emily Power ... Daughter
Heather Rankin ... Fanny

Christopher Shore ... Family Husband

Directed by
George Mihalka 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Josh MacDonald 

Produced by
Bev Bliss .... producer
Frank Desmarais .... executive producer
Colin Neale .... producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Norayr Kasper 
Film Editing by
Gaétan Huot 
Production Design by
Jennifer Stewart 
Art Direction by
Terry Quennell 
Set Decoration by
Darlene Lewis 
Costume Design by
Lynne MacKay 
Makeup Department
Betty Belmore .... key makeup artist
Gloria Digdon .... assistant hair stylist
Ingrid Ross .... assistant makeup artist
Joanne Stamp .... hair stylist
Production Management
Rosanne Cohen .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nicole Close .... third assistant director
Rob Cotterill .... second assistant director
Megan Malet-Veale .... trainee assistant director
Jason Shipley .... first assistant director
Art Department
Stephan Bernier .... construction coordinator
Peter Boileau .... carpenter
Chris Brown .... lead set dresser
Marsha Cameron .... scenic painter
Charles Corkum .... carpenter
David Cullen .... storyboard artist
Alan Deveau .... on-set dresser
David Duggan .... scenic painter
Brian Hills .... carpenter
Dale Hussey .... carpenter
John Janes .... carpenter
John Kennedy .... set dresser
André Lacroix .... lead carpenter
Barbara Luxton .... set dresser
James Matthews .... key scenic artist
Kelly L. McDonald .... assistant props (as Kelly I. McDonald)
Trevor McDonald .... carpenter
Luke Merdsoy .... second assistant art director
Tony Owen .... scenic painter
Colin Paul .... set buyer
Michael Petit .... props: daily
John Porter .... set dresser
George Publicover .... carpenter
Stefan A. Schiebel .... scenic painter (as Stefan Schiebel)
Jason Shurko .... property master
Heather Snider .... lead scenic
J. Todd Thorne .... carpenter
Sound Department
Michel B. Bordeleau .... dialogue editor
Michel B. Bordeleau .... supervising sound editor
Louis-Philippe Dion .... assistant sound editor
Louis-Philippe Dion .... dialogue editor
Scott Donald .... adr recordist
Philippe Espantoso .... sound re-recording mixer (as Jean Philippe Espantoso)
Shaun-Nicholas Gallagher .... foley recordist (as Shaun Gallagher)
Gerry Jackman .... boom operator
Francis La Haye .... assistant foley artist
Yannick Lemieux .... sound effects editor
Simon Meilleur .... foley artist
Andrew Morgado .... adr recordist: Los Angeles
Jean-Pierre Pinard .... adr editor
Jane Porter .... sound mixer
David Spence .... adr supervisor: Los Angeles
Special Effects by
Gary Coates .... special effects coordinator
Keith Currie .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Jean-François Bachand .... digital compositor
Jean-François Bachand .... visual effects supervisor
William E. Garrett .... visual effects supervisor (as Will Garrett)
Thomas Hallé .... digital compositor
Carolyne Lévesque .... digital compositor
Catherine Saint-Hilaire .... visual effects producer
John Awoods .... assistant stunt coordinator
John Awoods .... stunt performer
Randy Boliver .... stunt coordinator
Christie Carter .... stunts
Donald Hiltz .... stunt double: Harold
Arnold Rafuse .... stunt performer
Peter Simas .... assistant stunt coordinator
Peter Simas .... stunt performer
Peter Simas .... stunts
John A. Woods .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian A. Adams .... grip (as Brian Adams)
Keith Adams .... grip
Lekas Bell .... electrician
Lori Ann Bellefontaine .... generator operator (as Lori Bellefontaine)
Ian Bibby .... camera operator
Marc Bourgeois .... best boy grip
Johnny Cochrane .... first assistant camera (as John Cochrane)
Darryl Duzak .... key grip
Gerald Gillis .... electrician
Stephen Gillis .... grip (as Steve Gillis)
Ben Goluch .... second assistant camera
Mark Kenny .... daily electrician
Mark Kenny .... daily grip
Jeff MacDonald .... grip
Ryan MacDonald .... second assistant: steadicam
Christian Milligan .... camera trainee
Jason Quinn .... grip
Terry Reid .... grip
David Reilly IV .... best boy (as David Reilly)
Jamie Ritchie .... steadicam focus puller
Jordan Schella .... gaffer
Kelsey Smith .... steadicam operator: b-camera operator
Alan Sweet .... best boy electric
Mike Tompkins .... still photographer
Casting Department
Michael Best .... extras casting
Deb Taylor .... casting director: Halifax
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Denise Barrett .... costume truck supervisor
Bethana Briffett .... costume supervisor
Jeanie Kimber .... assistant costume designer
Diana Redmond .... extras costumer
Editorial Department
Mathieu Berube .... first assistant editor (as Mathieu Berubé)
Marc Doyon .... film scanning
Serge Harvey .... on-line editor
Valérie Lavoie .... post-production coordinator
Richard Lessard .... digital intermediate color timer
Sylvain Marleau .... film timer
François Massé .... on-line editor
Jean-Pierre Trudel .... digital intermediate manager
Music Department
Simon Charrier .... musician: guitarist
Diandra Yoselevitz .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Rodney Dominey .... transportation captain
Keith Flynn .... picture vehicles
Steve Murphy .... transportation coordinator
Heather Soper .... additional driver (as Heather Lowther)
Other crew
Jeff Bowes .... location production assistant
Yves Clément .... titles designer
Sarah Coleman .... production assistant
Lise Dagenais .... titles designer
Pierre Duceppe .... account manager
Greg Guy .... unit publicist
Joanne Hagen .... script supervisor
George Jardon .... project manager (as Georges Jardon)
Elizabeth Kavanagh .... post-production accountant
Maria Lanni .... post-production accountant
Jason Levangie .... production assistant
Adele MacDonald .... production coordinator
Heather Macdonald .... assistant production coordinator
Jean-Paul Margeren .... project manager
Joe Martinovic .... craft service
Joseph McKibbon .... assistant location manager (as Joe McKibbon)
Cailin O'Neil .... daily assistant director
Andrew Sheridan .... location manager
Janice Sheridan .... production accountant
Tim Webber .... assistant craft service
Andria Wilson .... stand-in
Daniaile Jarry .... very special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hoax for the Holidays" - USA (DVD title)
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98 min

Did You Know?

In a nod to Director Jason Eisener, Casey McCullen can bee seen wearing a "Treevenge" pin on her coat.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Treevenge (2008)See more »


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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The dramatic entanglements of faith, fraud and minimum wage in an interesting enough tale, 15 July 2011
Author: napierslogs from Ontario, Canada

Nately, Nova Scotia is the type of small, quirky fictional town that small, quirky Canadian films are set in. All of the residents are religious, so much so that they don't like the new, young minster since his sermons are unorthodox. They especially don't like Casey since she's a very proud non-denominational atheist and she throws this in their faces.

Casey is also the type of character that all these films have: the smart, independent teenage rebel. The somewhat interesting new dimension that Casey has is that she's only a rebel because she's trying to fill the shoes of her tragedy-ridden sister. She's also a caring soul in her heart because she's using her minimum wage job at Krowne Donuts to pay the bills for her grief-stricken father (Callum Keith Rennie).

The fraud part, a nice combination of faith and minimum wage, gets introduced early when Casey throws a cup of coffee at the wall and decides that it looks like Jesus Christ. She uses this to her financial benefit as the many faithful followers are sure to pray wherever they think God is. They go where He goes.

Most of this description makes it sound like a quirky comedy, but "Faith, Fraud, & Minimum Wage" decided to take the drama route as we follow Casey as she sees how her actions affect those around her. I think I would have liked it more as a comedy, but it is still a well written film that we care about the characters.

This is an independent, low budget Canadian film, one that is incredibly lucky to get Callum Keith Rennie since the other unknown actors are generally unknown for a reason. Films like this have very little to use to their advantage, except story. More often than not, for a movie like this to get made, it needs to be original. And oddly enough, that's where "Faith, Fraud, & Minimum Wage" fails. Stories about finding images of Christ on a wall and using that for personal reasons have been done many times before.

Every aspect of this film was done well enough—in particular, the struggles of the young minister were quite effective and Andrew Bush could potentially become a promising actor. Inventive twists and turns to the story never came but it is good enough to keep me interested.

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